ozon·​ol·​y·​sis ˌō-(ˌ)zō-ˈnäl-ə-səs How to pronounce ozonolysis (audio)
plural ozonolyses -ə-ˌsēz How to pronounce ozonolysis (audio)
: the cleavage of an unsaturated organic compound at the position of unsaturation by conversion to the ozonide followed by decomposition (as by hydrolysis)

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“Ozonolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ozonolysis. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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